Following his controversial remarks about Supreme Court Justices Niel Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has recently been the subject of several ethics complaints.
Speaking at a Center for Reproductive Rights event as the Supreme Court heard heated arguments in a case involving Louisiana abortion legislation, Schumer had issued a warning to the two justices.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Schumer said. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions,” Schumer stated.
Several comments were made outside the courthouse following his statements. Some saw it as a threat and filed complaints with the Senate Ethics Committee and the New York State Bar Association’s Grievance Committee, alleging that Schumer violated the rules.
Schumer responded to McConnell’s snarl by admitting that the words he used did not come out the way he intended. He did not apologize, but instead justified himself by claiming to be from Brooklyn, where they use strong language.
The complaint emphasized that Sen. Schumer should be reprimanded, if not censured, for his outrageous and dangerous attack on Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.